Not many people know about what led to the division in Celestial Church of Christ, this No1 Celestial News service provider, celestialnewsonline.com, #CNO has unveiled, as informed, the genesis of what led to the division in the church and why things are the way they are.
Baba Bada, though was the most senior in hierarchy but the late founder, Pastor SBJ Oshoffa warned that, to be the pastor of the church after him, it won’t be by hierarchy.
After Papa’s death, the elders accepted Baba Bada to keep the flag flying as the Supreme, the most senior but NOT as Pastor
At the Imeko Convocation that year in 1985, all elders were preparing for normal service only to be informed that there was to be installation and coronation of Abiodun Alexander Bada, Supreme Head CCC Worldwide, as Pastor
This was said to have annoyed the late Baba Agbaossi and said, if you Nigerians are traitors and untrustworthy, then hold on your Nigeria Diocese and I’ll take care of the Francophone countries, thus heralded Benin Diocese.
Coupled with the fact that Baba Bada and others that Papa trusted with the administration of the church on his arrival in Nigeria did not key in to his vision. They registered the church at first without including Papa’s name.
Taking you aback a bit, it was Pa Ajanlekoko that got the hint and informed Baba Owodunni. Owodunni then used his might as a Secretarial and Administration professional to obtain copies of the first registration from the Nigerian Company House. Papa could not believe what he was hearing and seeing- Betrayal of Trust you would say
Five people were included in the first registration. When Papa Oshoffa asked for the best way out. They offered removing one member and substituting it for Papa’s name; Papa refused and said anything in the church is 1, 3, 7 or 21. And that is the foundation of BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the church. Baba Banjo was the last to be coopted
By Order of Seniority: 1. Oschoffa 2. Bada 3. Ajanlekoko 4. Adefeso 5. Owodunni 6. Ogunlesi 7. Banjo
We can authoritatively put it to you that, it’s just only two living members of Papa’s First Board of Trustees, Concerned Members of CCC Worldwide remaining. Baba Owodunni and Baba Banjo. We believe that the key to the True and Lasting Unity in all CCC factions lies with these two elders of the church.
Though, the new management of CCC, as we learnt, has constituted another Board of Trustees, I think the legal implication of it has been addressed without inviting Baba Owodunni on board. If there had been an issue with it, I am sure there would have been several court cases but as we speak, nothing of such has happen. So, for every Celestial, it’s important to follow the stool of Papa Oshoffa, whosoever is sitting on it has been assigned and ordained by God to be. Halleluiah!